Be honest. Did this picture make you catch a breath? Turn your knees to tapioca? Did you think if you stared at it long enough you’d actually start to hear him singing? … No? Okay, just me then, never mind.
@davidarchie is in the booth singing our freshly penned ballad. It’s a tear jerker. His voice sounds great on it (as usual). 🙂.
When David mentioned in his recent L.A. Times interview that he’d recorded about 30 songs for the first CD (and less than half of those made the cut), you could practically feel our collective hearts stopping at the thought of all those unheard David songs out there somewhere.
Okay, so now we know SNY is one of them – only 29 to go!
Seriously though, David and his peeps have to have noticed that this fanbase wants to hear every note he sings. From hummed intros to random singing during interviews to echo-ey Happy Birthdays, snippet mp3s are created, downloaded and shared faster than you can say “Love Lockdown.”
I’ve mentioned this before, but my sincere wish is that some kind (and wise) soul is keeping a special archive of the demo gems from these sessions and they’ll be made available to us on iTunes eventually (think a weed-less Basement Tapes).
Years ago I picked up Bob Dylan’s (with The Band) Basement Tapes LP (recorded in 1967 but not released till 1975) at a secondhand store. On first listen, I laughed at the unpolished songs, banter and background noise but then I ended up listening to it over and over. It was like being a fly on the wall during the creating and recording process, warts and all. Music magic in all its rough-around-the-edges glory.
Is the thought of David singing song after song that we may NEVER HEAR almost too much to bear?
Does part of you wish we had an inside “plumber” at each studio who could pull a Watergate and hook us up with few leaked snippets? (And by “part” I mean “all.”)
Were you against the concept of song leaks until the tune of “She’s Not You” took over your brain like … well, like only David can?
Are you so desperate to hear these new songs that you listen to his collaborators’ other tunes and try to “hear” David singing them?